Handsomely illustrated, this definitive work on the origin and development of the Roman inscriptional alphabet has been in constant demand for decades.


Catich convincingly shows that the Trajan capitals were first brush written. Includes Catich's large brush capitals A-Z and instructions on making them. Full of illustrations. A superb reprint for all interested in Roman capitals.


Edward M. Catich (1906–1979) was an American Roman Catholic priest, teacher, and calligrapher. His influence on calligraphy in the 20th century is vast.


Paperback. 8.5" x 11" x 1.5". Catich Gallery, 2nd edition. 1991. Very good condition.


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Origin of the Serif - Catich